Governance Statement

Good corporate governance, from strong management leadership and oversight to advocacy and collaboration, is not just a competitive advantage, but a key driver of Equinix’s culture of trust—one that is built with our customers, suppliers, and employees. Our foundation of strong corporate values and ethical business practices make it easy for Equinix to do what’s right to lead the way, with purpose and integrity. We are focused on delivering superior results with the highest standards of excellence and are actively advocating for a sustainable and inclusive future.

Our Governance Commitments

  • Conduct our business with honesty, integrity, transparency, and the highest standards of excellence to inspire trust with our stakeholders.
  • Drive global responsibility through a foundation of unwavering values and ethical practices.
  • Advance progress on key public policy priorities: increasing access to clean energy, improving resilience in the energy sector, enabling a more connected and secure world, and supporting diversity and belonging through participation with key partners such as the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.

Governance at a Glance

Chair
Member
Chairman of the board
Financial expert
Board Members Audit Finance Nominating and Governance Real Estate Talent, Culture and Compensation Stock Awards

Peter Van Camp  

Charles J. Meyers

Stock Awards

Nanci Caldwell

Nominating and Governance
Talent, Culture and Compensation

Adaire Fox-Martin

Nominating and Governance

Ron Guerrier

Nominating and Governance

Gary Hromadko

Audit
Finance
Real Estate

Irving F. Lyons, III

Audit
Finance
Real Estate
Talent, Culture and Compensation
Stock Awards

Christopher Paisley  

Audit
Finance
Nominating and Governance
Real Estate

Jeetu Patel

Nominating and Governance

Sandra Rivera

Talent, Culture and Compensation

Fidelma Russo

Audit
Peter Van Camp

Peter Van Camp

Peter Van Camp serves as our executive chairman, a position he was appointed to in April 2007. Prior to this position, Mr. Van Camp served as our chief executive officer and as a director since May 2000 and as president since March 2006. In addition, in December 2005, Mr. Van Camp was re-elected as chairman of the board, having previously served in that capacity from June 2001 to December 2002. From January 1997 to May 2000, Mr. Van Camp was employed at UUNET, the Internet division of MCI (formerly known as WorldCom), where he served as president of Internet markets and as president of the Americas region. During the period from May 1995 to January 1997, Mr. Van Camp was president of Compuserve Network Services, an Internet access provider. Before holding this position, Mr. Van Camp held various positions at Compuserve during the period from October 1982 to May 1995.

Mr. Van Camp currently serves on the board of directors of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

Charles J. Meyers

Charles J. Meyers

Charles J. Meyers, President and Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for leading Equinix’s strategy, innovation and continued track record of growth, execution and service excellence. In this role, Charles partners with his more than 10,000 Equinix colleagues around the world to be in service to one another and the customers, partners, shareholders and communities where Equinix operates.

Charles has shaped the company’s strategy and continued industry leadership, including doubling the number of global IBX data centers, evolving the capabilities of Platform Equinix, building ecosystems with thousands of the world’s leading businesses as customers, and quadrupling revenues during his tenure.

Charles joined Equinix in 2010 with more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership positions at leading technology and IT companies, including at Verisign, Level 3 Communications and BellSouth. Charles earned dual master’s degrees from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and McCormick Graduate School of Engineering. He also holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Nanci Caldwell

Nanci Caldwell

Nanci Caldwell has served as a member of our Board since December 2015. Since 2005, Nanci has been a corporate director of many public and private companies. Prior to her role as a corporate director, Ms. Caldwell served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of PeopleSoft from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Ms. Caldwell spent nearly two decades at Hewlett Packard in increasingly senior and executive sales and marketing roles in Canada and the U.S. Ms. Caldwell currently serves as a director of CIBC, Citrix Systems, and Procore Technologies, all public companies.

Adaire Fox-Martin

Adaire Fox-Martin

Adaire Fox-Martin has served as a member of our Board since January 2020. Fox-Martin is EMEA Cloud President at Google Cloud where she leads the Google Cloud Sales organization for EMEA, strengthening the go-to-market strategy and supporting customers’ digital transformation journeys. Prior to this role, she served as a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, leading Global Customer Operations (GCO) in 71 countries. She was responsible for SAP’s business across the globe with a resolute focus on the success of over 437,000 customers and over 14,000 GCO employees worldwide. She is passionate about helping customers realize greater business value through technology within their own unique environments. While at SAP, she founded One Billion Lives at SAP, a social intrapreneurship program focused on improving the lives of one billion people around the world through creation of sustainable business ventures that have social mission at the core of their operations. In 2020, Adaire was named to Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women International List for the fourth time running.

Ron Guerrier

Ron Guerrier

Ron Guerrier is global chief information officer (CIO) at HP Inc. He supports the company’s emerging technology efforts worldwide. He is tasked with further building out a world-class IT organization to deliver and enable the highest levels of productivity for employees, contractors and partners globally. He is also responsible for developing and overseeing a comprehensive approach to digitization across HP, with a focus on process automation and continuous process improvement, while ensuring a positive end-user experience.

Previously, Guerrier was CIO and secretary of innovation and technology for the State of Illinois. During his tenure in state government, he was instrumental in broadband expansion, modernization of legacy IT systems, STEM education and, for the last several months, the sudden transformation of nearly 50,000 employees to remote work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Guerrier has served in multiple other CIO and senior leadership roles in his quarter of a decade long career. As CIO of Express Scripts, he led a team of more than 6,000 and was responsible for strategic initiatives, supporting the company’s technology organization and performance, and innovation and process improvements to improve end-user experience. Prior to Express Scripts, Guerrier was executive vice president and CIO of Farmers Insurance Group where he established and maintained a strong relationship with senior business leaders and reorganized the IT division to enhance delivery. Guerrier began his career with Toyota, where he spent nearly 20 years in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as vice president and CIO of Toyota Financial Services.

Guerrier earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in operations management and supervision from North Park University.

Gary Hromadko

Gary Hromadko

Gary Hromadko has served as a member of our Board since June 2003. Mr. Hromadko was a venture partner at Crosslink Capital, a venture capital firm, from June 2002 through December 2017. Mr. Hromadko has been active as a private investor since 1993. Mr. Hromadko serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies.

Irving F. Lyons, III

Irving F. Lyons, III

Irving Lyons, III has served as a member of our Board since February 2007. Mr. Lyons has been a principal of Lyons Asset Management, a California-based private investment firm, since January 2005. From December 1993 to January 2005, Mr. Lyons was employed at ProLogis, a global provider of distribution facilities and services, where he served as chief investment officer from March 1997 to December 2004 and as vice chairman of the board of directors from December 2001 to January 2005. Mr. Lyons serves on the boards of directors and as lead independent director of the publicly traded REITs ESSEX Property Trust and ProLogis.

Christopher Paisley

Christopher Paisley

Christopher Paisley has served as a member of our Board since July 2007 and as lead independent director since February 2012. Mr. Paisley has been the Dean's Executive Professor of Accounting at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University since January 2001 and is currently the chief financial officer at Enterprise 4.0 Technology Acquisition Corporation. From September 1985 until May 2000, Mr. Paisley was the senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of 3Com. Mr. Paisley currently serves as a director of Ambarella, Enterprise 4.0 Technology Acquisition Corporation and Fastly, all public companies.

Jeetu Patel

Jeetu Patel

Patel serves as Cisco's Executive Vice President and General Manager of Security and Collaboration. In addition to leading the strategy and development for these businesses, he also owns P&L responsibility for this multibillion-dollar portfolio. Jeetu combines a bold vision, steeped in product design and development expertise, operational rigor and innate market understanding to create high-growth Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses.

Sandra Rivera

Sandra Rivera

Sandra L. Rivera is executive vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and AI Group at Intel Corporation. She leads Intel’s development of leadership data center products for a cloud-based world. She also drives Intel’s overall artificial intelligence (AI) strategy and product roadmap.

Before assuming her current role, she was Intel’s chief people officer, leading Intel’s Human Resources organization worldwide. In that role, she was responsible for greater business results through a culture which embraces diversity and inclusion. She also previously led the Network Platforms Group which was a global organization of over 3,000 employees that drove the transformation of network infrastructure to Intel-based solutions and enabled breakthrough ways to integrate Intel’s silicon and software portfolio to create greater customer value.

Rivera joined Intel in 2000 as a marketing director after the acquisition of Dialogic Corporation. Before joining Intel, Rivera co-founded and served as president of The CTI Authority, and served as president of the computer telephony division at Catalyst Telecom.

Rivera holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She sits on the Equinix Board of Directors, she is a member of Berkeley’s Engineering Advisory Board, a member of the Intel Foundation Board, and is part of Intel’s Latinx Leadership Council.

Fidelma Russo

Fidelma Russo

As Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Russo leads the innovation agenda and technology roadmap, managing the design and development of the portfolio to deliver GreenLake edge-to-cloud customer experiences to the market. She is passionate about working with customers to help them reimagine their information technology needs and deliver a simple, consumable solution that helps them drive business results.

Board Diversity

Our vision to build a culture where every employee feels a sense of belonging, is reflected through all levels of the company. The Equinix Board supports developing a culture of belonging and recognizes the importance and value of diversity in its membership.

When selecting new members for the Board, the Equinix Guidelines on Significant Corporate Governance Issues (the “Corporate Governance Guidelines”) and the Nominating and Governance Committee Charter require the Nominating and Governance Committee to ensure qualified women and individuals from minority groups are included in the pool from which the Board nominees are chosen.

While our Board highly values the new ideas, perspectives, and skills that newer directors bring to Equinix, we also acknowledge the value in the depth of expertise of our longer tenured directors. The Board believes that a mix of tenures provides the best possible oversight for the company.

Board Diversity Matrix for Equinix, Inc.
As of 06/03/22
Total Number of Directors 11
Part I: Gender Identity Female Male Non-Binary Did Not Disclose Gender
Directors 4 7 - -
Part II: Demographic Background
African American or Black - 1 - -
Alaskan Native or American Indian - - - -
Asian - 1 - -
Hispanic or Latinx 1 - - -
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - - - -
White 3 5 - -
Two or More Races or Ethnicities - - - -
LGBTQ+ -
Did Not Disclose Demographic Background -